Read stories and improve your English!

Have fun while building your English vocabulary – with the reading & learning app StoryPlanet English. Read stories. Look up words. Practice only what’s relevant to you. Download the app for free now!

Are you a teacher or a parent? Have a look at our page StoryPlanet English for Educators.

Dive deep into English with StoryPlanet

StoryPlanet is a reading app for learners who have intermediate to advanced knowledge of English (approx. B1) and want to break through to the next level (B2 & beyond) – with entertaining stories in all genres. It’s so engaging, you’ll forget you’re learning! You’ll also love that there’s no advertising, no registration and no storage of personal data. What other English-learning app offers that?

Try it out for free with our three sample stories!

How StoryPlanet English works

StoryPlanet English app reading mode
Read stories

StoryPlanet English app look up words
Look up words

StoryPlanet English app personal learning list
Make a list

StoryPlanet English app get targeted exercises
Do exercises

Try it out with our 3 free stories!

Free download for Apple devices.
Free download for Android devices.

If you like it, unlock our whole library of over 120 exciting mini-stories for approx. €16
(price varies depending on country, taxes & exchange rate).

Improve your English quickly – by focusing on what matters to you!

Dive into suspenseful stories & individualized learning.

Learning vocabulary is tedious. And usually not very efficient. Our app StoryPlanet English solves the vocabulary dilemma! The best way to build your vocabulary is by learning words in a relevant context. Our mini-stories in English provide just that: engaging stories with lots of useful vocabulary and exercises.

Step by step to better English 

  • READ: Choose from different mini-stories. Every story has 5 chapters. It takes about 1 minute to read each chapter.
  • GET DEFINITIONS: Click on any word in bold to get a definition in English that matches the meaning in that context.
  • LEARN: Save words you don’t know in your personal learning list and practice them in a series of quiz-like exercises.

The best part is, you only focus on the vocabulary you don’t know, so the app never gets boring. Read and learn English wherever you are. All you need is your smartphone and our app StoryPlanet English.

Download StoryPlanet English for free & try it out!

What kind of stories are in the app?

The mini-stories in StoryPlanet English are modern, quirky and full of personality. They have been written by experienced writers who are also avid readers and language learners (learn more about our authors). The stories are ultra-short and cover a wide range of genres – from love stories & science fiction to interesting facts & unusual anecdotes from day-to-day life. There’s literally something for everyone! All stories are also appropriate for young readers and people with different cultural backgrounds. Read a few sample stories here.

StoryPlanet English purchase terms

You can test StoryPlanet English with our free sample stories. If you upgrade to the pro version, you gain access to over 130 additional stories. The price for the pro version varies depending on country, tax laws and exchange rate. If you reside in Germany, the pro version currently costs €16, which is a one-time fee (i.e. there are no recurring costs).

By purchasing the pro version, you will not only measurably improve your English, you will also support our continuing optimization of the app and the development of helpful new features!

Please review the following terms & conditions that apply when purchasing the pro version:

  • Once you have confirmed your purchase, the fee will be booked off your Apple/Google account.
  • If there are issues with your pro version, please contact us and we will do everything we can to help you!
  • Please note, however, that we do not have your personal information or financial details, so we cannot provide refunds to you. If we cannot help you to get the app working, you will have to request a refund from Apple/Google directly.

Do you have an Apple device?
Learn how to request a refund.

Do you have an Android device?
Learn how to request a refund.

StoryPlanet English is for


StoryPlanet helps you improve your English with stories and an embedded dictionary – making it easier to read and helping you to build vocabulary in the process. Just tap an unfamiliar word to get the definition. If you want to commit any word to memory, you can save it to your personal learning list and practice all your collected words in little quizzes. Reading is a great way to build your confidence in English.


Imagine your learners are excited about reading in English. With StoryPlanet English, reading is no longer a chore because learners can simply click on words to get definitions. They can also build up a personal vocabulary list and get interactive exercises. Then they can share their progress with you at any time via e-mail or WhatsApp. Learn more on our page StoryPlanet English for Educators.


StoryPlanet English can be licensed by companies to help staff improve their English in their free time. It’s fun, effective and affordable. We can also integrate content that’s relevant to your industry, including corresponding vocabulary. Use our volume license form to ask for a non-binding quote and specify that you are interested in customized content.

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